Intrepid explorer Monty Halls set to enthral at ICSA Guernsey Awards 2018

Guernsey, 26 September 2018 – Broadcaster, travel writer, marine biologist and former Royal Marine Monty Halls will be bringing his unique take on leadership to Guernsey this autumn when he appears as the guest speaker at this year’s ICSA Guernsey Awards. Winner of Channel 4’s Superhuman, and most recently seen on TV in Channel 4’s My Family and the Galapagos, naturalist and leadership specialist Monty will regale the audience with tales of his ventures in some of the most remote environments on earth presenting wildlife and adventure documentaries.

Taking place at The Old Government House Hotel on Friday, 9 November, the ICSA Guernsey Awards 2018 will celebrate the achievements of members and students in the following five categories:

  • Company Secretary of the Year (sponsored by Board Intelligence) 
  • Corporate Services Team of the Year (sponsored by Perivan)
  • Corporate Services Officer of the Year (sponsored by Brainloop) 
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance Award 
  • The One to Watch (sponsored by First Intuition).

Nominations, which close on Friday, 28 September 2018, can be self-nominated or submitted by a colleague, client or by a nominee’s Board of Directors, and should be made online at

“I am thrilled that Monty has agreed to speak at this year’s awards dinner. He has had an extraordinary career, from working for Nelson Mandela during the peace process to avoiding the bullets of poachers, photographing a dangerous rare crocodile for the first time and leading the discovery of a sunken city off the Indian coast. As governance professionals, we might lead a more sedentary life, but mastering the complexity of the legal and regulatory environment can be just as challenging and I am delighted that Monty will be on hand to recognise the achievements of our members and students. I am also extremely grateful to Intertrust for sponsoring the drinks reception and to BPP for sponsoring our student award,” says Sara Bourne, ICSA Guernsey Branch Chair.

Dinner tickets can be booked from Fiona Murray ( 

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For further information, please contact Sara Bourne, ICSA Guernsey Branch Chair: 
+44 (0)1481 737245


Maria Brookes, Media Relations Manager:  
+44 (0)20 7612 7072
+44 (0)7890 649 143

Notes to Editors:

  1. ICSA: The Governance Institute is the professional body for governance. We have members in all sectors and are required by our Royal Charter to lead ‘effective governance and efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’. With over 125 years’ experience, we work with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards of governance and provide qualifications, training and guidance. Website:
  2. ICSA Guernsey branch represents the interests of over 400 members and students in the Bailiwick. Chartered status is conferred on those with sufficient and relevant experience who have passed ICSA’s core qualifying scheme or an ICSA Accredited Master’s Degree. For those looking for a successful career in the offshore financial services sector, ICSA offers a suite of qualifications in International Finance and Administration.
  3. A former Royal Marine Officer and trained marine biologist, Monty has led teams through some of the most demanding environments on land and at sea. His adventures include discovering prehistoric settlements amid great white sharks, avoiding the bullets of poachers and photographing a dangerous and rare crocodile underwater for the first time.

    ‘The new Cousteau’ first came to prominence when he led a group of adventurers and scientists to a sunken city off coast of India that could prove to be the cradle of civilisation as we know it today. He has gone onto circumnavigate the globe three times through his many adventures - including the search for £2,000,000 in gold bullion on a sunken P&O liner.

    Monty has documented his travels in Great Ocean Adventures, shown his knowledge of medieval warfare in The Perfect Weapon and reached the bottom of a sticky issue in All About Dung. Fleeing the city in Great Escape on BBC2, he charted his experiences living in a remote area on the west coast of Scotland. He’s looked at WWII’s Great Escapes, observed wildlife, renovated a cattle-shed to make a basic home and participated in local life. Monty’s book Beachcomber Cottage accompanied the series. His adventures have also appeared on Channel 5’s Monty’s Diving Mysteries and the series Monty And... where he took viewers around the world’s most fascinating underwater sites. Monty also took part in (and won) Channel 4’s Superhuman - competing in twelve tests that pushed the participants to their mental and physical limits.

    As a speaker he demonstrates how we can learn from ecosystems and local communities. He reveals how other animals behave under stress, how we occupy niches within our own teams and how best to maintain objectives in an ever-changing environment.

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